Tight end Colin Peek leaves the field with apparent knee injury

FLOWERY BRANCH — Tight end Colin Peek, an undrafted rookie free agent from Alabama, left the field during the afternoon practice with an apparent right knee injury.

He walked off the field with a trainer, but his right knee was heavily wrapped.

Peek, who  started his collegiate career at Georgia Tech, had a nice catch during the morning practice.

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July 30th, 2010
5:17 pm



July 30th, 2010
5:18 pm

I guess we still have that guy…whats his name, oh yea Tony Gonzales

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

July 30th, 2010
5:25 pm

For the young man’s sake, I hope this is not a serious injury that will prevent him for vying for a spot on the team.


July 30th, 2010
5:29 pm

Colin Peek, was undrafted because of injurys and this is not a good sign……. Palmer is the guy he had to beat out so lets just hope he makes it back to compete……….


July 30th, 2010
5:31 pm

Not good–we really need one of these young TE’s to step up and get ready to replace TonyG in (hopefully) a few years,but probably sooner. If Zinger doesn’t show some marked improvement one of these youngsters will be gunning for his job…
DLed OmegaPsiPhi? Saw you rocking that purple cap…..


July 30th, 2010
5:36 pm

I hope he’s okay. I always feel for the guys “on the bubble” that just work really hard to try and make it in the pros and then suffer big injuries.


July 30th, 2010
5:37 pm

Not that he’s “on the bubble” this early, but you know what I mean…

Injury Prone Falcons

July 30th, 2010
5:53 pm

No suprise that the Falcons would bring an injury prone guy to camp. Dimtroff seems to have some sort of fetish for injury prone players. Sam Baker, Peria Jerry, and William Moore were all very high draft picks who absolutely could not stay healthy in college. And so Dimitroff just keeps on bringing em in here. If I’m Blank I tell this guy to start drafting players without a history of medical issues or hit the damn road.

colorado bulldog

July 30th, 2010
6:02 pm

@Injury Prone Falcons Are you kiddin’ me? Yeah right, we should tell the best GM we have ever had – who rebuilt this team from a disaster into one with first ever back-toback winning Falcons seasons – to hit the road. Best you stay off the blogs, since you don’t know the first thing about football. Oh.. and in case you can’t read… Peek was not drafted.

J-Man Falcon Fan

July 30th, 2010
6:12 pm

DLED–Heard a shout out for you from 680 from Falcons camp saying that between you and Kincaid you have lost a “middle schooler” in weight between the two of you. Good job!


July 30th, 2010
6:52 pm

i kinda agree with “injury prone falcons” comments but not as harsh! Tight end Peek was injury prone but seemed to be overcoming that until today, so yea, really not worth a look. Peria Jerry will go down at some point this year even if its for two or three games. Moore will probably stay healthy because he will not see enough action as a back-up this year. So demiroff and Coach Smith need to at least Quit using first and second round picks on injury prone players!!!


July 30th, 2010
6:54 pm

oh yea, Peek was undrafted, wonder why? it was because he was injury prone!

Tim Tebow's Tears

July 30th, 2010
7:18 pm

his career is DONE


July 30th, 2010
7:33 pm

That didn’t take long – another knee injury showing up. And Injury Prone is right about Baker. He seems to be the Falcons version of Chipper.

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July 30th, 2010
7:40 pm

26.2 lets hope baker is half the player chipper is/and was to the braves…..dumbass


July 30th, 2010
7:43 pm

Totally agree with colorado bulldog.


July 30th, 2010
7:46 pm

how many tight ends normally make the finally roster?..3?


July 30th, 2010
7:49 pm

From wikipedia:
“…2007 saw Jerry named Second Team All-SEC by the Associated Press and Rivals.com. He started all 12 games at defensive tackle and was ranked sixth in the SEC in tackles for losses (TFLs) with 14. He finished second on the team in TFLs, 3 and a half QB sacks, 4 QB hurries and 58 total tackles.

In 2008, Jerry was named to the All-SEC First Team by the leagues coaches and to the All-SEC First Team by the nation’s news media. Additionally he was named to the Associated Press All-America First Team….Considered the #2 defensive lineman in the 2009 draft…”

South ga boy in the atl

July 30th, 2010
8:32 pm

People people, how do some of you take an unknown injury from some undrafted backup tightens and extrapulate Sam Baker to P. Jerry and then to Chipper. Injuries for football players are part of the game, and All players get them sooner or later, B Favre excluded. If this guy’s knee is blown out we can go get 3 other players that look just like him. If this happens to Turner or Ryan, not so much. The only injuries that matter are the ones that happens to your stars that are irreplaceable. So unless a star gets injured then “nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.


July 30th, 2010
8:46 pm

Yeah, we will need to draft us a top talent TE next year to be TG’s replacement. This guy will probably always be injured in the NFL if he can’t get through one day of camp. TD should be able to make it happen next year and TG can help tutor him before he retires.


July 30th, 2010
9:08 pm

Michael Palmer is a hidden gem. Great hands, good moves.


July 30th, 2010
9:40 pm

33 burner – Apparently you haven’t watched the Braves for a year and a half – - – you DUMBASS


July 30th, 2010
9:49 pm

Peek was signed as an undrafted free agent, so even if he does have a history of injury, it shouldn’t reflect badly on the team or on Dimitroff for bringing him to camp.

That said, even healthy he’s on the bad side of the bubble as far as making the roster. Keith Zinger is a rising prospect just like Peek and Palmer who also plays a significant role on special teams, and the coaching staff really likes Justin Peelle.

The two undrafted prospects do have an outside chance of making the roster, but realistically they’re far more likely competing for one of the eight spots on the practice squad.

Atl Resident

July 30th, 2010
9:55 pm

Are these Falcons going to finally have a hell of season being good or another hell of season of being injured?


July 30th, 2010
10:16 pm

I’ve been hearing he’s injury prone since we drafted him. Peek got a little spotlight for his touchdown catch in the national championship game.


July 30th, 2010
11:25 pm

I’m to the point that what lipstick the fourth string punter’s mom’s boyfriend was wearing would be more interesting.Go on and hang yourself with that Bow Tie, and save us more of the same.

take them der red panties off too boy

July 30th, 2010
11:28 pm

don;t remember peek having injuries in college. he played 2 yrs at tech injury free and every time I saw Alabama play the past 2 yrs he was on the field.


July 31st, 2010
12:45 am

This I can’t believe. You guys wait all spring and summer to talk football and the Falcons and you end up on the first day of practice calling each other dumbasses over chipper jones and a undrafted te. Priceless!


July 31st, 2010
8:59 am

Peek is a great tight end. He gets banged up a little from time to time, but he can play.


July 31st, 2010
11:25 am

Maybe you are right Paddy but my calendar still says July and the Braves are in a pennant race while Falcons just started training camp.


July 31st, 2010
3:26 pm

Blah Blah Blah who cares Peek isn’t going to make the team anyway. Sorry for him stuff happens in life everyday.Get passed it! People lose jobs everyday, he will have to find another J.O.B.
As for all who bang on the Falcons injuries, can you please find something else to grip about, something creative? Or don’t you have that ability?

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August 1st, 2010
7:58 pm

Bama guy here…Peek was a pair of decent hands, with decent speed, at Tuscaloosa. He took one snap against TN, then left due to a sprained MCL, which had occurred during warmups. He missed all that game, and was a non-factor against LSU two weeks later (UA had an open date).

Peek had an okay 2009, but he didn’t seem to play nearly as big as he is sizewise, and didn’t compensate for a lack of toughness by demonstrating any exceptional skill or finesse.

My $0.02…


August 2nd, 2010
11:18 am

Peek is an amazing player who, from time to time, has run into bad luck with injuries. More important than being injured is the fact that he can come back from these injuries better than ever. He sat out the UT game when he was at bama for the same injury he has now and 8 weeks later where was he? On the cover of Sports Illustrated. He does get hurt, but never anything serious and he always seems to come back smarter. He was also an academic all-american, he is a real smart guy. Nick Saban even once said that if he had a business he would have Colin run it. And being smart plays a big role in the League. Much love to Holla McGhee


August 4th, 2010
10:41 pm

I have had the pleasure of meeting Colin multiple times and I can tell you that he is a breath of fresh air in professional sports. The NFL (and NBA) are well stocked with low-lifes, thieves, thugs, and scumbags. Colin’s character and integrity is unsurpassed by his peers and those that he might someday join on the field of play. Someone needs to step up and do the right thing. Give this young man every possible opportunity to make the squad. He will add more than a postion on the team; he will be a blessing to all those that get to know him.